I love photography, I love quilts so quilt-y photography should be perfect, but the truth is photographing quilts can be kind of a pain. Not always, but it’s definitely not the easiest photography I’ve done.
Sometimes, the light is right and the quilt is photogenic and the stars align and it all works out easily, but there’s also lots of deleting of bad/blurry/poorly lit/generally off photos of slumpy looking quilts and/or adjusting the almost but not quite ones. (People don’t tell you this, by the way, but the best “photography trick” I know: take a lot of photos – it tilts the odds in favor of getting the ones you want)
I had a good shoot with the pink and orange HST quilt, and took, um alot of photos. But, most of my favorite photographs end up being not the ones that show the whole quilt crisp and clear, but the unexpected little shots. The whole quilt, eh, you need one or two for practical purposes, but weird angles and details, I got alot of those that I love. ( I won’t tell you how many options I had to choose from of a corner of the binding hanging off the chair like the photo bottom left of the mosaic). Enough, anyways, that I decided it would be less obnoxious to put them in a mosaic.
But, it got me thinking, I apparently like the little details, but what are your favorite crafty photos?